Mike Bolsinger hopes you remember him. The young right-handed pitcher was up with the Arizona Diamondbacks for only a month. To make sure you do not forget who he is, he has gone back to Triple A Reno and resumed his outstanding campaign. Will it result in another 2014 stint with the D’backs? If he continues to pitch like a beast for the Reno Aces, it will be impossible to ignore him.
The first start with Reno after his demotion didn’t work out so well. I am quite sure he was disappointed about riding buses instead of riding airplanes. He pitched five innings on May 10th and gave up three earned runs in a no decision. In the three starts since, it was been well, vintage Triple A Bolsinger. He threw five innings of one run ball walking an uncharacteristic four batters before completely dominating his next two outings. He fired seven shutout innings on May 21st, allowing only one hit and two walks while striking out seven. On May 26th, he threw another seven innings of zero giving up four hits and a walk while striking out four. Almost needless to say, he earned victories in both those outings.
In six games at Reno, Bolsinger is 4-0 with a 1.47 ERA in the launching pad known as the Pacific Coast League. Even if he struggles again during another D’backs’ stint, those numbers are quite impressive. We don’t know what Dave Duncan thinks about them but even he would have conced it’s a job well-done.